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Varicella-Zoster Antibody, IgM and IgG (Separate Determinations), Serum

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Test Description
Varicella-Zoster Antibody, IgM and IgG (Separate Determinations), Serum
Synonym(s)
Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM and IgG
Test ID
VZGM
General Information
Useful for:
Laboratory diagnosis of acute and recent infection with varicella-zoster virus (VZV)
Determination of immune status of individuals to the VZV
Documentation of previous infection with VZV in an individual without a previous record of immunization to VZV
Specimen Type
Serum
Specimen Requirements
SST
Stability
Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
Frozen 14 days
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Other Heat-inactivated specimen
Methodology
VZM: Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)
VZPG: Multiplex Flow Immunoassay (MFI)
Estimated TAT
1-3 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday
Test Includes
VZM Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgM
VZPG Varicella-Zoster Ab, IgG
CPT Code(s)
86787x2
Minimum Sample Volume
0.6 mL
Reference Range

IgM
Negative

IgG
Vaccinated: positive (> or =1.1 AI)
Unvaccinated: negative (< or =0.8 AI)

Reference values apply to all ages.

Performing Lab
Mayo
LOINC Code(s)
43588-3, 15410-4, 5403-1